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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> fire breaks out in a home in south san jose filled with nearly 100 rescue cats, firefighters save the woman who lived there but they make a tragic discovery inside the house. good morning, i am kristen sze. >> a woman is absolutely devastated by the loss. we get to abc7 news reporter. she almost died herself, matt? >> she did. the bodies of many her cats are right behind this fence in her yesterday a they were killed when a fire tore through the
home here. >> it wasn't the smock alarm but a dog named bunny that saved the life of carol miller this morning. auburn any woke me i was aasleep on the sofa. i thought, there is something wrong, i got up and i immediately saw flames. >> carol tried to escape but was trapped in an enclosure meant to keep the 100 cats inside the home. firefighters cut through the fence and led her to safety but inside about 93 cats were killed by the smoke and fire the seven cats survived. the next door neighbor described the noise coming from inside the home. >> unfortunately we could hear them screaming. us is devastating. >> she works for the sanford cat network which spays cats rooming the university campus. since it is a no kill organization she brought the unadoptable ones to her home. animal control last visited the home in january of 2012 and told
me the cats were healthy and the home children. she was not registered to have more than five cats in the home. as for carol, the woman who dedicated her life to the cats must deal with the tragic loss. >> i am so careful and this is my worst nightmare. i am...i don't know where to go from here. >> animal control says it is investigating if a citation will be given to the home owner for having too many cats. >> morgan hill police have arrested a ymca worker accused of lewd acts with a six-year-old girl, the 20-year-old suspect was arrested on friday night when working at the ymca for four years as a child-care provider. the ymca says policy prohibits staff from being alone with children and there is evidence of another victim and are
notifying parents of children who may have been in contact with him. oakland residents and per commands demand more leadership in the wake violent demonstrations that have continued if three nights now, protesting the george zimmerman aquittal. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is in downtown oakland. the stakes are now higher, amy? >> that is right, a waiter at the restaurant was hut last night trying to protect the windows. as you can see vandals still got the ones and he spent the night in the hospital. for the third morning in a row, oakland businesses are cleaning up from destructive protesters, and ones through downtown broken including a restaurant. this was second night vandals set out to attack the restaurant and a wait are tried to rehaven't it. >> the waiter was attacked with a hammer and he was in front of the building trying to protect the restaurant. >> phil owned several building and he was outlast night to keep
an eye on the property. >> just as we came up to the building, the ones were broken and we had security guards in front but the crowds are large and aggress i. >> the demonstration was to protest the verb in george zimmerman's trial in florida. a crowd tried to shut down interstate 80 but was stepped. five people were arrested there. then, a group turned their attention to downtown oakland with business owners saying this is a blow to the economy. >> we are probably in the $50,000 range and the businesses in the neighbor as a whole last night, probably in the $150,000 to $200,000 range and you stop and say that doesn't include lost time and the impact to the business. it is frustrating. >> some mays the damage and they were disgusted. >> it is horrible. it ruins what should be a peace will protest. >> it is the leadership, really, and i am not sure what they are doing in the mayor's office but
i feel like as a citizen of this community we deserve better. >> the mayor's office has not returned our calls but on this issue the mayor has said she has limited resources and when she pulled at you have our police officers to the downtown she is taking they will away from the rest of the community. >> thank you, amy. a panel of victim women who acquitted george zimmerman, now the first is speaking out the she warned her identity killed but answered whether she thought race played a role in the killing in florida teen trayvon martin. circumstances caused george to think that he might be a robber. >> there were unbelievable number of robberies in the neighbor. >> you do not believe race played a role if case? >> i don't think it did. i think if there was another person, spanish, white, asian, if they kill in the same
situation where trayvon was, george who have acted the same way. >> she believes george zimmerman had his heart in the right place and is only guilty of using not good judgment. george zimmerman's parents tell barbara walters they are afraid of their son's life and are speaking out for the first time sin the aquittal in the shooting death of the train, trayvon martin and they are concern about george's safety and their own. he is in hiding. >> what are his expectations about being able to live a normal live? >> only time will tell. >> you think your son has to stay in hiding for a long-term? >> i would. >> as parents what would you say to trayvon martin's parents? >> that we are deeply sorry for this tragedy. deeply sorry. they have not talked to george
since the verdict and say he may be free but he does not have a job and he is in serious debt over attorney fees. this image of dr. martin luther king jr. wearing a hoodie similar to the one trayvon martin was wearing when he was shot is now taking social media by storm with mixed reaction. some call it power will. others believe the compare senator is disrespectful to the legacy of the late civil rights leader. the photo posted on an art gallery website appears to be work of nicholas smith. he is a conceptual artist with the disney. >> if you details in an early morning shooting that sent a man to the hospital with police surrounding a man in an apartment building where the gunman was holed up. police officers took the suspect into custody at 7:00 this morning, almost three hours after the shooting. the victim wasn't seriously hurt, and he is in stable condition. both men live in the building with no word on a motive 789.
>> a search is underway for two men accused in a violent attack on a pregnant woman about to give birth. the "contra costa times" reported that the woman who is nine months pregnant was robbed at gunpoint at when and will let avenue in cherryland at 2:00 yesterday. investigators say the attackers pushed woman's car on the tracks with their trucks smashed her when, and grabbed her purse and took off. the woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. mom and her unborn baby are expected to be okay. we have a picture of the man san francisco police say shot can killed a woman and stab the another to death at the city's julyry mart -- jewelry matter, barry white was arrested last week and faces multiple murder and attempted murder charges with no word on the motive blue it does not appear to be robbery. >> livermore police would like you to look at surveillance video to catch some brazen jewelry store burglars, from
kay jeweler at premium outlets smashing through the metal security doors running into the floor and smashed the display cases with hammers and filled the bags with the pricey jewelry and get away with $100,000 in jewelry. still ahead on abc7 news, the capture of one of mexico's most notorious drug lords and a dramatic demolition in florida, what it took to bring the sky-high
>> four smokestacks came crashing down this morning as the demolition of a power plant in florida, with crews using 450 pounds of explosives to set off a series of 90 closely spaced blasts and it took less than a minute, ordering the razing to scene rate electricity more cheaply. >> one of the most want the drug lords in mexico is under arrest this morning. mexican marines captureed morales if a predawn raid, the 40-year-old alleged leader of a cartel. this is new video his arrest in the small mexican border town and authorities say he was in a pickup truck with $2 million cash and several guns.
he is want on both sides of the border for ordering massacres and running drugs globally. the capture is the heightest would file arrest since mexico's president came into office last december. >> new this form, five players from the united football league suing the husband of house minority nancy pelosi saying he owes them $250,000 in back pay. people less owns the sacramento mountain lions a small professional football league with four teams nation-wide. paul employees put millions in the leg that went out of business last year after just four seasons. no comment from paul people less. taxpayers could foot part of the bill if the raiders get approval to build new stadium. the team wants to build a new $800 million stadium at the current home in oakland and it would have 50,000 seats the smallest in the nfl and it is reported that raiders would pitch in $300 million and the
nfl would low in another $200 million and see public financing for the remaining $300 million. the oakland tribune reports one city council member says he would consider using money money to cover the the shortfall. >> and ready for a warmup? mike? >> the warming is on hiatus and hanging around fresno 19 days in a row hitting 100 degrees and we are not going to get close to that as you look at the cloud cover from southeast toward twin peaks and mount sutro. we will talk about how much warmer it will get this weekend and how much longer we have do deal with the cool weather. >> problematic situation 260 miles above earth and astronauts had to cut short today's spacewalk. >> abc7 news is a proud sponsor of this year's aids walk san francisco held in five days on sunday july 21. to register call 415-615-
>> covering be19, san ramon, san mateo and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> new this or, two astronauts at the international space station had to abort a planned six hour spacewalk today after water starts leaking in a helmet while installing equipment to make the international space station stronger and an astronaut notice had weigh getting drenched inside his suit. they are part of a six-member
crew at the international space station that orbits 260 mile positive earth of the we have a new moon in the silver system because of the keen eye of a bay area astronomer. he worked at the study institute in mountain view spotted the moon by accident and looking at neptune's rings and a small white dot call his attention and nasa was involved and announced the recovery of neptune's 14 the moon yesterday, just 12 miles across which may explain why we have nut found it until now and neptune is pretty far away. >> cool. >> at&t is expected to announce a new plan today that will allow customers to upgrade smartphones after a year of service and the plan is called at&t next and it work like a rental plan with customers paying upfront costs for the new phone but it is spread out over 20 months and customs can trade it in or keep it and make the payments. the cost for galaxy 4 or
iphone a runs $32 a month. t-mobile introduce add similar plan next week. >> you were talking about the central valley heat and we were talking about our weather. how about an equalizer, mike to. >> that is what weather is supposed to do, equalize the extreme heat and cold we have. i hope they can do a better job. here is live doppler 7 hd and the cloud cover still extensive but the east bay valley and the south bay and everyone else is socked in with clouds causing flight arrival delays and the flight tracker is at abc7news.com and you can fine it at the bottom of every page and look at areas that are shaded, it looks like yesterday, it is, from 2:00 this afternoon to 9:00 we will still have southwest wind at 15- to 25-knots and creating a small craft advisory for san francisco bay, san pablo bay and the delta communities.
now we will talk about what is going on, how far inland the cloud cover went, all the way to the footlies, and that is how strong the sea breeze is. it is still push inland and there are some areas like petaluma that will barely get out of the sunshine today in the north bay valley before the clouds start rolling in during the evening hours of the check out temperatures in the north by, 57 in santa rosa and 59 in novato and 58 in san francisco and 59 at half moon bay and low 60's through the bay shore until you get to mountain view and san jose where we have sunshine and 65 and 70 in los gatos and the warm spot and close at antioch at 69 and breaking out sunshine at san ramon and conquer at 60. san jose this morning shows sharedly a cloud out there and it is calm. but with the slower sunshine temperatures are below average. cloudy and moist tonight with mist and drizzle possible if the commute especially through the north bay and parts of the peninsula and the warming and drying begins tomorrow. so our nighttime will fought have to deal with the mist and
drizzle moving forward after tenth. the golden gate bridge shows cloud deck sit upon the span and on mount tamalpais you could not see anything. about five to nine degrees below average is what we are going to deal with, this afternoon. and numbers, specifically, near 80 ifless get and morgan hill and mid to upper 70's for the rest the south bay and low to my 70's on the if peninsula and cooler at milbrae at 68. 60's all we weekend along the coast at half moon bay and everyone else is the upper 50's and low-to-mid 50's sausalito and san francisco. look at cloud cover keeping most of the east bay shore in the mid-to-upper 60's and hercules and union city and fremont hit the low-to-mid 70's with more sunshine and upper 70's to low 80's in the east bay develop. tonight, the cloud cover extensive, again, and temperatures are in the let to mid-50's. the warmth that is around fresno
will backing its way toward us tomorrow at two to eight degrees warmer than period is getting us back to normal and low-to-mid 90's inland and low-to-mid 88 an the bay and, still, mild at the coast. >> looks like it will be great today. we will be there. hope you will join us for the aids walk. the watch abc live stream is available now in the bay area, the first broadcast network to bring you a live stream your local shows and all of your favorite use t shows. you never have to miss a minute of the news and the shows you love. watch abc7 news allows you to bring abc wherever you want to be, a special benefit brought to you by abc, comcast, turner communication and at&t at no additional cost the go to abc7news.com to find out how to access this by providing are
account information to log in and get the live stream or search watch abc to download the map. >> you may see something strange in san francisco a man doing whatever the twitter followers do. grant, a cultural anthropologist who taught at harvard and m.i.t. is visit san francisco and will do what his followers tweet him to do as long as it is legal and moral saying the culture loves to watch people do weird stuff so why not immersion himself in that and has a student taking pictures of the whole thing who programs to tweet the results. can you follow him at grant 27. >> coming up next on abc7 news, pandemonium at a zoo in atlanta after a recent birth that
[dramatic music] ♪ [cheers and applause] >> hi, honey. >> hi. >> welcome. >> thank you so much. >> hello, and welcome to millionaire. today's first contestant is an orchestra conductor who has performed in front of 70,000 people. from houston, texas, please welcome brett mitchell. nice to see you, brett. >> hi, everybody. [cheers and applause] >> 70,000 people. where was that, and what was that like? i mean, what goes through your head when you look out and see that number of people? >> it was pretty crazy. it was actually at the halftime show of a houston texans football game. >> really? >> i was the assistant conductor for four years of the houston symphony, so we played there. it was fantastic. you know, you get to feed off of the energy of the crowd, a